The Rosary

Question from Bill Fontenott on 12/13/2007:

I bought a rosary from as messianic Jew who told me it was made in Israel. Question: does this rosary need to be blessed or is it ok to pray the rosary even though it has not been blessed. I am sure I did not say this right. Bill

Answer by David Gregson on 1/18/2008:

If rosaries are not blessed before use, they are simply instruments for counting prayers. Counting on one's fingers would do as well, which is fine. What is important is saying the prayers of the Rosary, while meditating on the Mysteries. However, in using a blessed rosary, besides the benefits of saying the Rosary itself, one shares in the prayer of the Church for God's blessings on the faithful.

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